While automatic transmissions are durable and flexible systems for most vehicles, they are not fail proof. Motorists need to take regular care of their transmission to prevent the likelihood of costly repairs.
With proper driving and basic maintenance steps, you can keep your transmission in good condition for many years to come. Here are some popular driving habits that motorists carry out without realising how much they're damaging their transmission.
A generation or so ago, four wheel drive was considered be a luxury, or something that you only really considered if you lived out there "in the bush." However, today these vehicles are becoming very popular, and while they're known for their handling characteristics and stability, they will also require a lot of additional maintenance as compared to their two-wheel-drive counterparts. If you've just bought one of these vehicles, what do you need to bear in mind for the year ahead?
Some people adapt to driving almost immediately; for others, however, it can take a little while to get used to being behind the wheel. If you fall into the latter category, here are some tips which should help you to overcome any fears you might have and become a confident driver.
Learn how your car operates and how to look after it
If you're not very 'car-savvy', you may find the large number of seemingly complicated controls inside your vehicle to be somewhat overwhelming.
Equipped with homely facilities like a kitchen and beds, your motorhome is no ordinary vehicle. Without it, most of your holiday activities like camping would be hectic considering that some luggage (like beds) isn't particularly convenient to carry around. If you are storing the motorhome for long periods during the winter, some parts may be damaged by the biting cold. Jumping at the idea of a vacation along with your motorhome is not a very good idea if it has been lying fallow for a long winter period.
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) radiator hoses are usually made of rubber while aftermarket hoses are often made of silicone. Unlike many other vehicle components, aftermarket hoses are often considered superior to those manufactured by the vehicle manufacturer.
On this premise, many vehicle owners often choose silicone radiator hoses over those made of rubber when the time comes for hose replacement. This article discusses three things you should expect if you choose to go the silicone way.